Peugeot has officially unveiled the brand new 108, which will be officially introduced next month, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere.
Peugeot’s newest creation is the new generation of the 108 which, for the first time ever, it will also be offered as a convertible. The 2015 Peugeot 108 is one of the lightest vehicles in the segment, weighing in at just 840 kg (1,851 lbs) and when speaking of its looks, we can see the more refined design compared to the outgoing model, mostly thanks to the styling cues borrowed from the new 308.
The 2015 Peugeot 108 stands at 3,47 m long, 1,62 m wide and the fabric roof of the convertible actually stands at 76 cm long and 80 cm wide. Depending on the chosen version, the new Peugeot 108 will be getting 14-inch alloy wheels, with 165/65 ultra low rolling resistance tires, or 15-inch rims, with 165/60 tries. The company says that all versions are coming with the hill start assist system, with tire –under inflation system.
Stopping power will be provided by the 247 front ventilated brake discs and by the 200 mm rear drums. There is also Electronic Brake Force Distribution, ESP, Emergency Collision Braking System and ABS. Peugeot says that the cabin of the model is getting a height adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch touch screen display, automatic air conditioning, electric power steering, six airbags, electronic control switch for the retractable soft top.
The 2015 Peugeot 108 is taking its power from a 1.0 liter e-VTi three-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 68 HP (51 kW), which are being sent to the front-wheel drive, through a five-speed manual transmission. A larger 1.2 liter PureTech VTi, with 82 HP (61 kW) is also available for its future customers. More details on the new Peugeot 108 are limited for the moment and will be announced during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.